The Power of Co-Creation
Build It with Them to Boost Growth, Productivity, and Profits
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Apple embraced co-creation to enhance the speed and scope of its innovation, generating over $1 billion for its App-Store partner-developers in two years, even as it overtook Microsoft in market value. Starbucks launched its online platform MyStarbucksIdea.com to tap into ideas from customers and turbocharged a turnaround. Unilever turned to co-creation for redesigning product lines such as Sunsilk shampoo and revitalized growth. Nike achieved remarkable success with its Nike+ co-creation initiative, which enables a community of over a million runners to interact with one another and the company, increasing its market share by 10 percent in the first year.
Co-creation involves redefining the way organizations engage individuals—customers, employees, suppliers, partners, and other stakeholders—bringing them into the process of value creation and engaging them in enriched experiences, in order to:
—formulate new breakthrough strategies
—design compelling new products and services
—transform management processes
—lower risks and costs
—increase market share, loyalty, and returns
In this pathbreaking book, Venkat Ramaswamy (who coined the term co-creation with C. K. Prahalad) and Francis Gouillart, pioneers in working with companies to develop co-creation practices, show how every organization—from large corporation to small firm, and government agency to not-for-profit—can achieve “win more–win more” results with these methods. Based on extraordinary research and the authors’ hands-on experiences with successful projects in co-creation at dozens of the world’s most exciting organizations, The Power of Co-Creation illustrates with detailed examples from leading firms such as those above, as well as from Cisco, GlaxoSmithKline, Amazon, Jabil, Predica, Wacoal, Caja Navarra, and many others, how enterprises have used a wide range of “engagement platforms”—and how they have even restructured internal management processes—in order to harness the power of co-creation.
Free Press, 9781439181058, 288pp.
Publication Date: April 18, 2020
About the Author
Francis Gouillart is president and cofounder of the Experience Co-Creation Partnership (ECC Partnership), a consulting firm that helps client companies build co-creative management and organizational capabilities. He is an authoritative figure in the consulting world and, prior to joining Venkat Ramaswamy in cofounding ECC Partnership, was closely associated with the theoretical development and consulting-based implementation of major business methodologies, including Blue Ocean Strategy/Value Innovation and the Balanced Scorecard. He previously co-authored the bestselling book Transforming the Organization (with James Kelly).